Having a usable map is one very important way in which to understand how to use any public transit system. That’s why the LightHouse has created maps of SF Muni underground stations for blind people: maps that convey information through touch and through sound.
For the first time a person who is blind can sit in their living room and orient themselves to the Muni station they plan on visiting, plan a path of travel from the entrance to the turnstiles, to the platform, and then off the train and to the bus stop. If you would like to learn how to explore and understand tactile graphic representations we invite you to attend an audio/tactile map orientation at the LightHouse for the Blind on Thursday, February 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Very special gift for all attendees: Participants will receive a stipend, a free set of Muni station maps and a Livescribe Smart Pen.
Space is limited and you must make a reservation to attend. Reserve your space by contacting Beth Berenson at email@example.com, or 415-431-1481. Funding provided by a New Freedom Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Read this in-depth article published on the CityLab website, about our tactile maps: http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/01/making-better-maps-for-the-blind/384495/